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The Department of Commerce is warning Karratha residents to be wary of unsolicited telephone calls offering refunds or grants. Consumers could be the target of an international advance fee fraud and are being advised not to send cash via wire transfer to people they don’t know. Karratha locals have reported receiving telephone calls, where they are told the government has overcharged on bank fees...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Jun 2011
A WorkSafe inspection program of manufacturing workplaces in the Bunbury area has revealed a low level of awareness of the requirements of WA’s workplace safety laws. Six WorkSafe inspectors conducted 57 inspections in the Bunbury area over the two weeks commencing March 21, 2011. Acting WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the inspection program revealed that most employers in the...
WorkSafe
Media release
13 Jun 2011
WorkSafe will not appeal to the High Court over Laing O’Rourke’s successful appeal against their conviction on charges relating to Cyclone George. WorkSafe charges against BGC Contracting Pty Ltd, Spotless P & F Pty Ltd and WorleyParsons will now be withdrawn because of their similarity to those in the Laing O’Rourke case. In August 2010, His Honour Justice Murray set aside an earlier...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jun 2011
A Kununurra man who paid $8000 cash to have his driveway sealed may be the latest victim of a group of dodgy travelling conmen dubbed the ‘bitumen bandits’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe has warned Kimberley residents to resist approaches from these conmen who are breaking the law. “The ‘bitumen bandits’ normally use high pressure sales pitches and tell residents that...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2011
A Midland car yard manager, and his employer, have both been fined after admitting that over a four year period, the yard manager was signing up customers to buy motor vehicles, without holding a valid yard manager’s licence. Nicholas Richard Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge of acting as an unlicensed yard manager, between 1 September 2006 and 2 December 2010, while employed by Goldy Motors,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2011
Fill up today or tomorrow if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Wednesday 8 June 2011, some BP sites are increasing their ULP price to 145.9 cents per litre (cpl) - an increase of up to 10.0 cpl. However, most petrol stations in Perth will be selling at or below 134.8 cpl tomorrow. Given that Perth ULP prices follow a weekly cycle, with Thursday and Friday...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2011
The Government’s ongoing reform of the State’s building industries will see a single regulatory board replace the Builders Registration Board, the Painters Registration Board and the Building Surveyors Qualifications Committee. Recruitment is currently under way for a new Building Services Board. Members being sought are: a chairperson 2 persons with knowledge and experience in representing the...
Building Commission
Media release
07 Jun 2011
Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have issued a joint consumer alert after receiving a report that rogue roof coaters are operating in the Mandurah area. Like the Bitumen Bandits, the roof coaters go door to door offering on-the-spot roof coating services. They are not licensed tradesmen and may provide substandard services at inflated prices. They are also breaking laws which allow...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2011
A Bunbury pensioner has lost her life savings of $57,000 after becoming the victim of an overseas scam. The 80 year old woman received a call from the scammers, claiming that she was the recipient of a grant of $7,000 from the Australian Tax Office, but she needed to send them $200 by wire transfer to access the grant. After the woman sent the initial amount, further requests for money came and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jun 2011
The owner/operator and employer at a Kalgoorlie materials recovery facility have been fined a total of $50,000 over an incident in which a man’s arm was injured in an unguarded machine. Transpacific Industries Pty Ltd – the employer at the facility – pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment and was fined $40,000 in the Kalgoorlie Magistrates Court on Wednesday...
WorkSafe
Media release
03 Jun 2011

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